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Manchester sides kept apart in cup

Sunderland will face Manchester United and Manchester City will take on West Ham in the Capital One Cup semi-finals in January next year.

Sunderland's reward for beating Chelsea in the quarter-finals is a last-four encounter with four-time winners United.

The Black Cats ousted Jose Mourinho's men with a come-from-behind extra-time victory at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday night and they will welcome United, who comfortably beat Stoke, in the first leg in the week commencing January 6 with the return clash at Old Trafford a fortnight later.

The other semi-final pits United's rivals Manchester City against the Hammers, who earned their spot at this stage after beating managerless Tottenham 2-1 at White Hart Lane.

Semi-Final draw:

Sunderland v Manchester United

Manchester City v West Ham

First legs to be played week commencing January 6; second legs to be played week commencing January 20.